Director-General, International Exchange and Training Department
Development economics; the Bangladeshi economy; economics on infectious diseases and pharmaceuticals; the textile industry; disability and development
Education / Research Experience
|B.A. in Economics, Keio University, Tokyo, 1986|
|M.A. in Economics, Keio University, Tokyo, 1988|
|Ph.D. in Economics, University of Rochester, 2000|
|Director-General, International Exchange and Training Department, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan, 2012 - the present.|
|Professor, IDE Advanced School (IDEAS), Japan, 2003 - the present.|
|Editor, The Developing Economies, IDE, Japan, 2003 - the present.|
|Executive Member, Board, the Japan Society for International Development, 2005 - the present.|
|Visiting Lecturer, Tohoku University of Community Service and Science, Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, 2002 - the present.|
|Member, Committee for Evaluation of Japan's ODA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, 2006 - the present.|
|Affiliate Member, Science Council of Japan , 2008 - the present.|
|Career in the Past:|
|Visiting Fellow, the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2000-2001|
|External Resource Person, Global Development Network, USA (Global Research Project: Explaining Growth), 2001-2003|
|Team Leader, UNIDO-IDE Joint Research Project "Optimising the Impact of Industrial Development on Poverty Alleviation", 2003 - 2006|
|Caretaker, Study Group on the Multilateral Development Banks, Ministry of Finance, Japan, 2005 - 2006|
|Member, Committee for Japan's ODA Policies on Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, 2004-2005|
|Head, Tokyo Taskforce for Japan's Country Assistance Plan for Bangladesh, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, 2004-2006|
|Member, Committee on JICA's Policies for Cooperation with Bangladesh, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), 2004 - 2006|
|Member, Study Group on "Poverty Reduction and Human Security", Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), 2003-2005|
- Tatsufumi Yamagata, “How to Manage Out-Migration of Medical Personnel from Developing Countries: The Case of Filipino and South African Nurses and Doctors Leaving for Saudi Arabia, the UK and the US,” in Hiroko Uchimura (ed.), Making Health Services More Accessible in Developing Countries: Finance and Health Resources for Functioning Health Systems, Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 173-202.
- Zaid Bakht, Tatsufumi Yamagata and Mohammad Yunus, “Profitability and Diversity among Knitwear-Producing Firms in Bangladesh: The Prospects of a Labor-Intensive Industry in a Least Developed Country,” Developing Economies, Vol. 47, No. 3, September 2009, pp. 340-366.
- Tatsufumi Yamagata, “Industrialization cum Poverty Reduction: The Cases of Bangladesh and Cambodia,” in Takashi Shiraishi, Tatsufumi Yamagata and Shahid Yusuf (eds.), Poverty Reduction and Beyond: Development Strategies for Low-Income Countries, Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 93-111.
- Takashi Shiraishi, Tatsufumi Yamagata and Shahid Yusuf, eds., Poverty Reduction and Beyond: Development Strategies for Low-Income Countries, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
- Banri Ito and Tatsufumi Yamagata, "Who Develops Innovations in Medicine for the Poor? Trends in Patent Applications Related to Medicines for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Diseases", Developing Economies, Vol. 45, No. 2, June 2007, pp. 141-171.
- Tatsufumi Yamagata,“Prospects for Development of the Garment Industry in Developing Countries: What Has Happened Since the MFA Phase-Out?” IDE Discussion Papers No. 101, April 2007.
- Tatsufumi Yamagata,"The Garment Industry in Cambodia: Its Role in Poverty Reduction through Export-Oriented Development," Cambodian Economic Review, Issue 2, December 2006, pp. 81-136.
- Tatsufumi Yamagata,"Two Dynamic LDCs: Cambodia and Bangladesh as Garment Exporters," EIC Economic Review (Economic Institute of Cambodia), Vol. 3, No. 3, July-September 2006, pp. 8-12.
- Takahiro Fukunishi, Mayumi Murayama, Tatsufumi Yamagata and Akio Nishiura,Industrialization and Poverty Alleviation: Pro-Poor Industrialization Strategies Revisited, Vienna: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), 2006.
- Mitsuyo Kurihara and Tatsufumi Yamagata,"Pro-Poor Growth in Asia and Its Implication for Africa: Which Sector Increases More the Employment of the Poor?", JBICI Review, No. 8, November 2003.
- Tatsufumi Yamagata, "Procyclical Productivity and Returns-to-Scale in Philippine Manufacturing" Asian Economic Journal, Vol. 14, No. 4, December 2000.
- Tatsufumi Yamagata, "Analogous Cycles with Lagged Co-movement: U.S. and East Asian Business Cycles" Developing Economies, Vol. 36, No. 4, December 1998.
- Tatsufumi Yamagata, "Ineffective Protection, Weak Linkage and Poor Performance: The Philippine and Thai Textile Industries," in Mitsuhiro Kagami, John Humphery and Michael Piore (eds.), Learning, Liberalization and Economic Adjustment, Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, 1998.